Self Reliant Diver
Are you alone?
Develop self-reliance and independence while diving.
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The purpose of the Self Reliant Diver specialty course is to recognize and accept the role of the buddy system and its contributions to diver safety while identifying and developing self-reliance and independence while diving. This course allows you to develop the skills of planning and carrying out dives without a partner when preferred or necessary, and to sharpen skills of diving self-reliance, making the diver a stronger partner in a dive pair or team.
This course covers when diving alone may be applicable, and the need to compensate for those situations, including dive planning, life support system readiness, adaptive training, equipment and responsibility. The course is an introduction to self-reliant diving that helps student divers develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to rely on them-selves first, whether or not they are diving with a partner, including:
- The value and application of the buddy system.
- The philosophy of, and motivation for, diving without a partner.
- Potential risks of diving alone, and how to manage and minimize those risks.
- The value of equipment redundancy and what back-up equipment is needed.
- Dive planning and gas management.
Knowledge Development - Academics are done during one classroom session at Scubatude.
Practical Application - In water training conducted over 3 ocean dives.
- You must be at least 18 years old
- In good health
- Be an Advanced Open Water Diver
- Have logged 100 dives
Not included is your course fee is your personal gear, which includes:
Mask, fins, snorkel, hood, boots and gloves. Certified divers are expected to provide their own scuba gear, including BCD, regulators, computer, wetsuit or dry suit, tanks, and weights. These items are available for rent if needed.
Scubatude students receive a discount on all personal gear!
Boat fees or travel to dives sites is not included in the course costs.